Karachi: Mumtaz Bhutto case
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate (south) adjourned on Monday the hearing of a case registered against the chief of the Sindh National Front, Mumtaz Bhutto, and his workers, till Jan 22 and directed the investigation officer to submit a charge-sheet. The SNF chief and his workers were booked in a case relating to an attack, allegedly made by his party activists, on a Sindhi newspaper`s office in Clifton and threatening its staff with dire consequences for not publishing an article by Mr Bhutto.
A case (FIR01/09) was lodged under Sections 147, 148, 149, 506B, 452, 504 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of DrKhair Mohamamd, the managing editor of the daily Awami Awaz, at the Frere police station. The police arrested Mr Bhutto in Larkana on Jan 3 and shifted him to Karachi. However, he was released on bail on Jan 5. The SNF chief appeared in court on Monday.